Rev. Dr. Jeffrey W. Beebe, Transitional Pastor, email@example.com
Rev. Dr. Jeff Beebe is currently serving as Trinity Presbyterian’s Transitional Senior Pastor. Jeff, a native Floridian, holds degrees from Florida State University (1987), Columbia Theological Seminary (1994), and Fuller Theological Seminary (2012). Prior to serving at Trinity, he served a number of congregations throughout the southeast. For Rev. Beebe, the Church’s responsibility of “making disciples” is the primary theological issue facing the Church today. That role in making disciples begins in the baptismal vows and extends to the ends of the earth as the Church is sent forth in mission. The Church’s task is to make disciples who are authentically walking with Christ and who are fully engaged in faithful practices of discipleship (worship, study, service, sharing, and fellowship). Theologically, to know Christ and to make Him known are the tasks to which the Church is called. As the Church grounds herself in faithful practices of discipleship the Church models Christ’s life. The Church is better able to see in the way Christ would see, hear in the way Christ would hear, and is better able to understand in the way Christ would understand. Understood theologically, the Church exists to make disciples, so that, they would be Christ’ presence in the world. In and through the Church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, disciples are able to live, and move, and have their being, so that, they too would go and make disciples.
Rev. Sheryl Sumlin-Walker, Parish Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl obtained her M.Div. at Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur Georgia. Over the past years she has been serving Trinity Presbyterian Church in Palm Coast, Florida in the capacity of Pastoral Care Minister, Minister of Visitation, and Minister of Word and Sacrament. Rev. Sheryl also serves as a Chaplain for Halifax Health Hospice, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Her responsibilities to the church and to St. Augustine Presbytery include being a coordinating member of the Area Representation Committee. She works with various congregations within the four county region “actively listening” to the needs of the congregations, deacons, elders, and pastors as they move and shape their ministries. Rev. Sheryl is an avid supporter of “justice for all” especially as it pertains to Women’s concerns in the world. Sheryl was born in New York, and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and has a love for travel, people of all kinds, animals, and the revelation of God in the world. Sheryl and her artist husband Luther enjoy travel, art, and family!
Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation, email@example.comBrooke has been a part of Trinity Presbyterian Church her entire life. Her parents were charter members, she was baptized here, confirmed here, married here, and her children were both baptized here. Brooke and her husband, Trevor, have two children, Hailey and Garrett. Brooke graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School. In 2004 she graduated from The University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. As Trinity’s Director of Faith Formation, Brooke is looking forward to sharing the Trinity Family with all of our youth, so they may become “life-long” members as well and will help to keep Trinity Presbyterian Church alive and energized!
Linda Hodges, Choir Director, Ihodges0721@gmail.com
Linda Hodges has served as Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church since August, 2007. During that time, she has conducted six performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Trinity Chancel Choir. In May, 2010, she took a group of singers from Trinity to sing the Vilvaldi Gloria in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Five years ago, the children’s choir participated with 200 other children in the Choristers’ Guild Choir Festival, held in Winter Park, Florida. For the past several years, she has taken children, youth and adults to Montreat to participate in the summer Worship and Music Conferences.
Before coming to Palm Coast, Linda lived in Jacksonville, where she spent 25 years as a church musician, working with children, youth and adults. One of her proudest accomplishments was the development of a 35-voice middle school/senior high choir. They were invited to sing up and down the East Coast from NYC to Key West. As a mission project of her former church, Linda taught music classes at an inner-city elementary school for 3 years. From that experience, she helped create and administer a grant-funded chorus (Jacksonville Urban Core Children’s Chorus). She also developed a chorus program at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, an organization that houses an after-school program for inner city children.
Linda has helped create and lead church Hymn Festivals and has served as a choral workshop leader for the Presbytery of St. Augustine. For a short time she played clarinet with the Jacksonville Symphony. She has sung with choral and instrumental notables, including Dave Brubeck, George Shearing, John Rutter and the London Symphony Orchestra.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys conducting the Community Chorus of Palm Coast.
Linda is the very proud mother of two sons! Michael lives in Jacksonville and is a nurse at Mayo Hospital and a tenor in the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. Tim lives in Woodbridge, NJ and is a professional singer at the Trinity Wall Street Church, NYC. He also sings in a number of other professional choral groups around the country.
Heasuk Che, Organist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity’s organist, Heasuk Che, has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in church music with a major in pipe organ. Her degrees are from Chongshin University in Seoul, Korea. She is an accomplished pianist and teacher. She and her husband, Paul, a minister, came to the United States in the mid-1990’s. Heasuk has served as a church organist at various locations throughout the States while serving as a pastor’s wife. She also found time to raise four children. Heasuk says she enjoys playing at Trinity, and playing music to glorify God.